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YouSpeak: Has Christmas Come Too Early?

What happened to Thanksgiving?


The Halloween candy isn’t even packed away before drug store chains are filling the aisles with Christmas tree lights, wrapping paper, and bows. Holiday carols are already being piped into malls coast to coast. Santa arrived yesterday in Wilmington, N.C.—nearly a week before Thanksgiving.

A recent survey by Soasta, a leader in cloud and mobile testing, found that 75 percent of Americans think retailers should wait at least until Thanksgiving to put up Christmas decorations, and 78 percent said they should hold off on the holiday music until after Thanksgiving.

We wanted to know what you think. So this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Has Christmas come too early?”

YouSpeak” typically appears each Monday.

If you have a suggestion for a question you’d like us to ask, post it in the comments section below.

Erik Duda, Multimedia Producer video film, BU Today, Bostonia, Boston University
Erik Duda

Erik Duda can be reached at erikduda@bu.edu.

3 Comments on YouSpeak: Has Christmas Come Too Early?

  • Kelly on 11.19.2012 at 8:48 am

    in London, they don’t even wait until Halloween. no jokes.

  • Denise on 11.19.2012 at 11:36 am

    Yes, I feel Christmas is being advertised wayyyy to early.

  • Anonymous on 12.07.2012 at 1:41 pm

    In recent years “Black Friday” seems to have heralded the start of Christmas “season.” Seeing as Black Friday began on Thursday (aka Thanksgiving) this year, we can only conclude that Christmas’ conquest of the Thanksgiving holiday is all but assured. You’re next, Halloween.

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